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profess
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • This passion Celine had professed to return with even superior ardour.
    Chapter 15 (2% in)
  • She had obviously not heard anything to her advantage: and it seemed to me, from her prolonged fit of gloom and taciturnity, that she herself, notwithstanding her professed indifference, attached undue importance to whatever revelations had been made her.
    Chapter 18 (92% in)
  • "I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say, — 'I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do.
    Chapter 19 (57% in)
  • Mr. Rochester professed to be puzzled.
    Chapter 24 (57% in)
  • — no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word — the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
    Chapter 27 (43% in)
  • Of Mr. Rochester's character I know nothing, but the one fact that he professed to offer honourable marriage to this young girl, and that at the very altar she discovered he had a wife yet alive, though a lunatic.
    Chapter 33 (28% in)

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